Public Wireless Question

Discussion in 'A+ Certification' started by smackedass, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. smackedass

    smackedass Guest

    Hello,

    I am looking for suggestions from anyone willing to share their experience
    of setting up a secure public wireless scenario; i.e., a library or coffee
    shop or a similar type location, where no user authentication is required to
    get to the Internet, but where the computer that is hard-connected to the
    wireless router is totally secure from the wireless users.

    I'm told by the folks at Linksys that the WRV200 supports VLAN, and that
    VLAN ought to accomodate this arrangement. But is this enough? Sure, I'll
    go out and buy the thing to check it out hands-on, but I'm also interested
    in hearing any of your stories.

    Thanks, again,

    smackedass
    smackedass, Mar 22, 2008
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  2. smackedass

    Mike Walsh Guest

    VLAN is not applicable to your configuration. The simplest way to secure the wired PC is to use a good firewall e.g. ZoneAlarm and turn off file sharing. The guest account should be turned off, which I think it is by default.

    smackedass wrote:
    >
    > Hello,
    >
    > I am looking for suggestions from anyone willing to share their experience
    > of setting up a secure public wireless scenario; i.e., a library or coffee
    > shop or a similar type location, where no user authentication is required to
    > get to the Internet, but where the computer that is hard-connected to the
    > wireless router is totally secure from the wireless users.
    >
    > I'm told by the folks at Linksys that the WRV200 supports VLAN, and that
    > VLAN ought to accomodate this arrangement. But is this enough? Sure, I'll
    > go out and buy the thing to check it out hands-on, but I'm also interested
    > in hearing any of your stories.
    >
    > Thanks, again,
    >
    > smackedass


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    Mike Walsh
    Mike Walsh, Mar 23, 2008
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